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Educational Psychologist

  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: CF&E/24/282452
  • Published: Thu 30/05/2024, 17:58 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 27/06/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £41,920 - £52,805 Soulbury Scale 2 / 7 plus up to 3 SPAs
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Wirral, Merseyside

There has never been a more exciting time to join Wirral Council. We’ve got ambitious targets to meet and to achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are ready to deliver the very best for our communities and show how they can #BeTheDifference. Our vision is to secure the best possible future for our residents, defined by the community prosperity we create and supported by our excellent people and services. If you strive to #BeTheDifference and want to be at the heart of our change and improvement journey, then this could be the perfect job for you.

Applications are welcome from suitably qualified educational psychologists (EP's) or psychologists in their final year of training on an accredited course, to join our diverse, creative and innovative team. Candidates should be effective communicators, have good interpersonal skills and have sound knowledge about current practice in Educational Psychology and legislation concerning special educational needs.

The EP Team on Wirral is an expanding, friendly service that is well regarded with all stakeholders. We have a well-established consultative model of service delivery that values the application of psychology, innovative practice and professional integrity. We place emphasis on the importance of professional judgement and teamwork and are using a wide range of tools and approaches for different levels of work. The service is well placed within Children's Services and has played a key role in the implementation of the graduated approach to meeting needs, the extension of the DfE Wellbeing and Return to School programme through the development of the EBSA project, the development of person-centred approaches and the provision of the ELSA training model across Wirral.

We have also acquired the licenses to role out the Autism Education Trust training across the borough to promote the inclusion of children and young people with social and communication difficulties in their school communities. We provide regular opportunities for continuous professional development to promote up-to-date professional practice of a high standard across a wide range of interests. We hold regular team meetings and offer excellent supervision. We have agile/flexible hybrid working practices with excellent IT support and modern kit to enable mobile working. We have also recently moved into a fabulous new state of the art office space in Central Birkenhead with full access to its many facilities and benefits!

This is an exciting opportunity for you to bring your experiences, enthusiasm and initiative to apply psychology on Wirral in a dynamic and solution focused way within a happy, supportive and nurturing team!

For further information please contact Catherine O'Connor PEP catherineoconnor@wirral.gov.uk

This post requires a DBS check. The Safer Recruitment & Employment Policy and the Disclosures for Recruitment Procedure can be found at : https://www.wirral.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/job-vacancies/safer-recruitment-and-employment

If your skills, knowledge or experience looks a little different from what we have identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you - as subject to the skills, knowledge or experience levels within the candidate pool we may explore a traineeship for this role.

If you’re already a Wirral Council employee, and as part of our Talent Strategy, we’re committed to strengthening opportunities for our people to learn, grow, progress and thrive. For many of you, this may be preparing and applying for your next role with us, and we're passionate about ensuring you feel supported throughout your internal recruitment experience. Please get in touch if you want to know more about some of the ways in which we could support you by emailing recruitment@wirral.gov.uk

If you are a Wirral resident, are unemployed or out of work, and require help with your application, please contact Involve Northwest’s employment and skills team on info@involvenorthwest.org.uk or contact 0151 644 4500 or 0151 652 4349.

Working at Wirral

You’ll also want to know what it’s like to work here so, as a start:

Our values are more than just pieces of paper on our walls! We’ve all played a role in developing these, so they reflect the immense pride we have in what we do, what matters to us, what inspires us and inform how we think, approach things and behave.

We believe in ensuring staff are well looked after, staff wellbeing is a priority for us. We’re serious about recognising and rewarding people for the great things they do. You’ll benefit from our track record of developing, growing and investing in our people.

We have a range of staff benefits including staff discounts, an excellent pension scheme which includes a generous employer contribution rate, immediate life cover and ill-health protection. We have a strong flexible working approach, hybrid working, family-friendly employment initiatives and an annual leave package starting with 28 days leave plus public holidays.

We have an inclusive, engaged culture, everyone has a voice, everyone is valued for their contribution and understands the role they play in delivering our strategic priorities.

Each voice is heard, each contribution valued. We embrace diversity in our workforce and recognise it is critical to our success. We support an inclusive culture that champions differences and nurtures a sense of belonging. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds, who share our values and our commitment to inclusion to apply for roles with us.

We want you to be your best at work, we create the conditions to help you thrive and we mirror this in our recruitment process. If you’d like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process to make it barrier-free and as accessible as possible please contact recruitment@wirral.gov.uk

Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council's Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances.

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.

Applications can only be accepted through the Jobs page following registration.  Forms received via the post will not be processed.

All applicants invited to interview must evidence their right to work in the UK.  Details of required documents can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the Jobs page.

The job description and other supporting documents will not be accessible once the vacancy closing date has passed so if a copy is required you should download it now.

We do not accept applications or CV’s from recruitment agencies, unless otherwise stated. Therefore, any candidates submitted via a recruitment agency will not be considered for this role.

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  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: CF&E/24/282452
  • Published: Thu 30/05/2024, 17:58 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 27/06/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £41,920 - £52,805 Soulbury Scale 2 / 7 plus up to 3 SPAs
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Wirral, Merseyside

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